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Songs of Travel


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Song‐cycle for v. and pf. by Vaughan Williams to 9 poems by Robert Louis Stevenson from his Songs of Travel. F.p. London 1904. 1. The Vagabond,2. Let Beauty Awake,3. The Roadside Fire,4. Youth and Love,5. In Dreams,6. The infinite shining heavens,7. Whither must I wander?,8. Bright is the Ring of Words,9. I have trod the upward and the downward slope. All often sung separately. 9th song not perf. until 1960. F.p. as cycle, May 1960 (BBC).

1. The Vagabond,

2. Let Beauty Awake,

3. The Roadside Fire,

4. Youth and Love,

5. In Dreams,

6. The infinite shining heavens,

7. Whither must I wander?,

8. Bright is the Ring of Words,

9. I have trod the upward and the downward slope. All often sung separately. 9th song not perf. until 1960. F.p. as cycle, May 1960 (BBC).

Subjects: Music.


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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850—1894) writer


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